First cruiseship for US hotel group

Ritz-Carlton’s new offering at the top end of the cruise market (credit: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection)

Signalling the impending debut of a major US-owned hotel group in the ultra-luxury segment of the cruise business, a 24,000gt newbuild has been launched for Ritz-Carlton from the Vigo premises of Hijos de J.Barreras, in northwest Spain.

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